SCELG @COP26 Climate Change Message in a Bottle: Bringing the Voices of Scottish and International Young Islanders to COP26

When: Monday 8th November, 10-11am

Where: The Sustainable Glasgow Landing Hub

Registration: You can find out how to attend this event here.

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is a project funded by the Scottish Government which aims to bring the voices of island youth closer to COP26. Founded by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre on the Isle of North Uist, the project involves educational workshops aimed at schoolchildren aged 7-11 on islands around Scotland and the world. After learning about climate science, clean energy and COP26, schoolchildren have written their messages to COP26, demanding climate action from political leaders at the summit. At this event, we will be hosting a screening of the project’s film, which showcases messages from island youth around the world to COP26. After watching the short film, you will hear directly from several young islanders who have been involved in the project, and politicians and environmental experts will speak in response to the children’s messages. We are delighted that MSP Clare Haughey, Minister for Children and Young People, will be joining us to speak at this event. Finally, audience members will have the chance to discuss the messages and leave a response to the children themselves. This project would not be possible without the kind collaboration of Island Innovation, Youth Scotland, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UistFilm, Glasgow Science Centre, and the funding and support of the Scottish Government.